adjectiveNorth American • informal
- Relating to a series of dinner and lunch appearances made by a politician or other public figures: candidates pleading for money on the rubber-chicken circuitMore example sentences
- And while it was easy to visualize him making uplifting speeches over rubber-chicken benefit dinners, it also was possible to imagine a retired governor coasting through with his feet on the desk.
- Bill Clinton talked about Jesus more often than Mr Bush and has spoken in more churches than Mr Bush has had rubber-chicken dinners.
- We didn't take any trains, but there were definitely planes and automobiles as we motored from a rubber-chicken lunch to a bad-news urban park in Washington, then jetted to a dinner back at the office in Atlanta, all in about three hours.
1950s: so called because of the mediocre food typically served at such functions.